With many soldiers leaving service with technical and computer skills, New York-based Incline is offering training in order to help them adapt that talent to the workplace.
We recently saw CloudFactory attempting to get those in poorer countries online work and training, and now another startup we’ve spotted is aiming to do the same thing for army veterans in the US. With many soldiers leaving service with technical and computer skills, New York-based Incline is offering training in order to help them adapt that talent to the workplace. According to data given by the organization, the tech industry in the US is growing by 30 percent every year, yet thousands of positions are left unfilled due to a dearth of talent. Incline is attempting to help this problem by offering the influx of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan – 220,000 currently, with more to come over the next few years – free tuition which will develop their existing skills and boost their knowledge of web and software development. Each course can be applied for through the Incline website and consists of six weeks of intensive training. The social enterprise works with technology companies looking to hire and encourages them to take advantage of existing tax credits for hiring veterans. Incline helps connect a community of skilled technical people who just need a little extra help getting onto the job market with an industry in need of their talent. Are there any other sectors that could benefit from the skills of those who have left the armed forces?